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In Wake of Tumultuous Departures, Louise Blouin Media Announces New EIC

Last week, New York Post media reporter Keith J. Kelly had the scoop on a shake-up at Louise Blouin Media. Depending on which side was talking, the departure of editor-in-chief Ben Genocchio and several colleagues was either voluntary or forced/contractual.

SarahPHansonPicAs Genocchio prepares to launch rival site Artnet News next Monday, his former employer has found a successor from within for both the print and digital content side – Sarah P. Hanson (pictured). From today’s announcement:

“Sarah is a leading expert in the art market industry, and it is with great pleasure that we have her spearheading BlouinArt+Auction,” said Louise Blouin, CEO and chairman of Louise Blouin Media. “This is a time of enormous growth for BlouinArt+Auction. Revenues have continued to increase within recent months, and our March issue is up significantly compared to previous years.”

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Former Village Voice Vet J. Hoberman Gets New Gig

J. Hoberman, The Village Voice veteran who was let go in early January, has a new gig. He has been named Chief Film Critic of Blouin Artinfo. Variety reports that Hoberman will team up with Film Editor Graham Fuller to help expand the site’s coverage.

Louise Blouin, Chairman of Louise Blouin Media, had quite the quote ready to go when announcing the addition.

“In an age where the accessibility to information is more universal than ever, we are continuing to challenge the boundaries of traditional news mediums by providing original content that stimulates, aids and enhances the progress of cultural dialogue in our global community,” Blouin told Variety. “To have two film critics of this caliber reflects the deep commitment on the part of Blouin Artinfo to build upon the strengths of our existing platform.”